Beth Selbe will walk during San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks for 20-year-old son with autism
SANTEE, CA– Santee resident Beth Selbe, 57, knows about the obstacles and challenges of being a mother to a child with autism and will walk in support of the autism community on October 5, 2013 during the 10th anniversary San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks at Liberty Station of Point Loma Ingram Plaza at 2640 Historic Decatur Road in San Diego, CA.
Her son Thomas Selbe, 20, was diagnosed with autism at four-years-old. He currently attends Cuyamaca College in El Cajon.
Beth volunteers her time as a member of the San Diego Autism Walk committee.
As Team Thomas, she has walked for autism over the past five years.
Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this fundraising effort generates vital funds for autism research and raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder, and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: The 10th annual San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held October 5, 2013 at Liberty Station of Point Loma Ingram Plaza at 2640 Historic Decatur Road in San Diego, CA. The 2012 San Diego Autism Walk hosted 4,000 people and raised $130,000. www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/sandiego
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. www.autismspeaks.org
ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children, including 1 in 54 boys. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.
For more information contact:
Beth Selbe, 619-322-2437 or Chick4jesus@cox.net,
Jess Block, Autism Speaks Southern California Publicist, 909-706 8525 or JessBlockPR@gmail.com,
Pam Eisenberg, Senior Director of Field Development for Southern California Autism Speaks, 310-948-4426 or email@example.com,
Jennifer Jones, Manager of Field Development for Southern California Autism Speaks, 323-297-4757 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org,
Public Information, email@example.com, 323-549-0500 x74765.